Thomas Huxley, 17691854 (aged 85 years)

Name
Thomas /Huxley/
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Huxley
Name
Thomas /Jones/
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Jones
Birth
about 1769
Immigration
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The 1828 census records Thomas as having arrived per the ship Salamander in 1791. Thomas referred to himself as Thomas Jones in the colony and seems to have gradually changed it to Thomas Huxley by the mid to late 1820s. He is variously recorded in the musters of the 1820s as Thomas Jones, Thomas Uxley and Thomas Huxley. In the 1822 and 1825 musters Ann Forbes is recorded as the wife of Thomas Uxley and Thomas Jones and in 1828 the wife of Thomas Huxley.
I can locate only one man named Thomas Jones who is listed in the State Library of Queensland's transportation database as having arrived per the Salamander. He is also listed as "alias Ayres". This Thomas Jones was convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery for a term of 7 years on 26 May 1790. There is no mention in this database of Thomas Huxley per Salamander.

Property
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Thomas (as Thomas Jones) was granted 30 acres at Bardonarrang in January 1798. Still as Thomas Jones, he was granted a further 70 acres near the Colo junction in 4 Jun 1804.

Marriage
Property
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By 1820 Thomas had been granted 100 acres, but was in actual occupation of only 35, the remainder probably in the hands of his sons.
At an advanced age in the 1820's Thomas and Ann set out with their younger children to tame a fresh 100 acres at Port Macquarie. They returned eventually and Thomas spent the end of a long life at Richmond. His was a river oriented family, one branch has clocked up a century of blacksmithing at Pitt Town and another is in its third generation of building boats at Penrith (1985).
In the obituary of one of his sons, James, published in the Windor and Richmond Gazette on 18 Aug 1894, reference is made to the origin of the naming of Tom Ugly's Point. It stated that the strip of land belonged to Thomas Huxley and that local aborigines pronounced 'Huxley' as 'Ugly'. To this day the name as pronounced by them has adhered to the place.
Huxley and other farmers were loyal to Governor Bligh.

Census
Text:

Huxley, Thomas, 55, free by servitude, Salamander, 1791, 7 years, Protestant, farmer at Port Macquarie
Huxley, Ann, 55, free by servitude, P. Wales, 1788, 7 years, Protestant
Huxley, Samuel, 17, born in the colony
Huxley, John, 15, born in the colony
Huxley, Hester, 12, born in the colony
Huxley, Sophia, 10, born in the colony

Death
Burial
Cemetery: St. Peter's Cemetery
Note: The headstone of Thomas' grave was restored in 1973.
Family with Ann Forbes
himself
17691854
Birth: about 1769
Death: July 4, 1854Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17711851
Birth: about 1771Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: between December 28, 1851 and December 29, 1851Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageabout 1803New South Wales, Australia
-4 years
daughter
1798
Birth: August 24, 1798 29 27 New South Wales, Australia
Death:
4 years
daughter
18021885
Birth: about 1802 33 31 Lower Portland Head, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1885Grafton, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
1804
Birth: April 12, 1804 35 33 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
20 months
daughter
18051869
Birth: December 14, 1805 36 34 Lower Portland Head, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1869Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18091894
Birth: February 26, 1809 40 38 Lower Portland, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1894New South Wales, Australia
5 years
son
18111894
Birth: between 1811 and 1813 44 42 Lower Portland Head, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 20, 1894Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
son
18131860
Birth: between 1813 and 1815 46 44 Lower Portland Head, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1860
4 years
daughter
18171884
Birth: January 1, 1817 48 46 Lower Portland Head, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 11, 1884Glebe, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
daughter
18181866
Birth: July 4, 1818 49 47 Lower Portland Head, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1866Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
William Dring + Ann Forbes
wife’s husband
17671798
Birth: about 1767
Death: before 1798
wife
17711851
Birth: about 1771Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: between December 28, 1851 and December 29, 1851Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageNovember 5, 1791Norfolk Island, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
stepdaughter
1794
Birth: August 30, 1794 27 23 Norfolk Island, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
… … + Ann Forbes
wife
17711851
Birth: about 1771Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: between December 28, 1851 and December 29, 1851Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageabout November 1797New South Wales, Australia
Birth
Text:

Thomas Huxley was also known as Thomas Jones.

Immigration
Text:

The 1828 census records Thomas as having arrived per the ship Salamander in 1791. Thomas referred to himself as Thomas Jones in the colony and seems to have gradually changed it to Thomas Huxley by the mid to late 1820s. He is variously recorded in the musters of the 1820s as Thomas Jones, Thomas Uxley and Thomas Huxley. In the 1822 and 1825 musters Ann Forbes is recorded as the wife of Thomas Uxley and Thomas Jones and in 1828 the wife of Thomas Huxley.
I can locate only one man named Thomas Jones who is listed in the State Library of Queensland's transportation database as having arrived per the Salamander. He is also listed as "alias Ayres". This Thomas Jones was convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery for a term of 7 years on 26 May 1790. There is no mention in this database of Thomas Huxley per Salamander.

Property
Text:

Thomas (as Thomas Jones) was granted 30 acres at Bardonarrang in January 1798. Still as Thomas Jones, he was granted a further 70 acres near the Colo junction in 4 Jun 1804.

Property
Text:

By 1820 Thomas had been granted 100 acres, but was in actual occupation of only 35, the remainder probably in the hands of his sons.
At an advanced age in the 1820's Thomas and Ann set out with their younger children to tame a fresh 100 acres at Port Macquarie. They returned eventually and Thomas spent the end of a long life at Richmond. His was a river oriented family, one branch has clocked up a century of blacksmithing at Pitt Town and another is in its third generation of building boats at Penrith (1985).
In the obituary of one of his sons, James, published in the Windor and Richmond Gazette on 18 Aug 1894, reference is made to the origin of the naming of Tom Ugly's Point. It stated that the strip of land belonged to Thomas Huxley and that local aborigines pronounced 'Huxley' as 'Ugly'. To this day the name as pronounced by them has adhered to the place.
Huxley and other farmers were loyal to Governor Bligh.

Census
Text:

Huxley, Thomas, 55, free by servitude, Salamander, 1791, 7 years, Protestant, farmer at Port Macquarie
Huxley, Ann, 55, free by servitude, P. Wales, 1788, 7 years, Protestant
Huxley, Samuel, 17, born in the colony
Huxley, John, 15, born in the colony
Huxley, Hester, 12, born in the colony
Huxley, Sophia, 10, born in the colony

Death
Burial
Burial

The headstone of Thomas' grave was restored in 1973.